Coding5k Challenge

Prepare Your Student for the Future

The San José Public Library is proud to lead Mayor Sam Liccardo’s city-wide initiative, the Coding5K Challenge which is designed to further enhance access to FREE, quality STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) learning programs for students in grades, K-12.

With the help from tech companies, partners and expert volunteers, our local students will have access to technology and coding programs that will better prepare them for the 21st century workforce in Silicon Valley.

In this technological age, coding is a part of everything around us, so having this knowledge will be important regardless of the career path a child chooses to take.

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Summer Coding Camps are Back

Our free, full day coding camps are now available at even more locations for summer 2019 for more summer coding, STEAM challenges, and literacy fun!

Online Coding Courses For All Ages

Take advantage of online resources for learning coding, such as and Treehouse.

Lead a Coding Program

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Have a passion for technology? Become a coding instructor and share your skills and talents.

Support the Future of Students

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Your contributions will strengthen San José Public Library's coding programs.

Coding5K Donors

We’re grateful for the financial support provided by many of Silicon Valley’s corporations and foundations who recognize the important role libraries play in providing access to free coding programs to better prepare our youth for a prosperous future.


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Upcoming Events Email Alerts for Events

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Learn to Code: Python Coding Class For Kids And...

  May 29 2019 - 4:00pm
  Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Branch Library
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Introduction To Computer Science For Kids

  May 31 2019 - 4:45pm
  Joyce Ellington Branch Library
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CodeIt! Web Design

  Jun 1 2019 - 10:00am
  Seven Trees Branch Library
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Little Finches At Work

  Jun 1 2019 - 10:15am
  Village Square Branch Library
Learn To Code

Introduction To Coding

  Jun 1 2019 - 11:00am
  Joyce Ellington Branch Library
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CS4U Computer Science Program

  Jun 1 2019 - 11:00am
  Seven Trees Branch Library
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Coding 5K Challenge: JAVA (12-16 year olds) 7...

  Jun 1 2019 - 11:00am
  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library
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CodeIt! Python

  Jun 1 2019 - 11:00am
  Seven Trees Branch Library
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Coding 5K Challenge: Intro To Java

  Jun 1 2019 - 1:00pm
  Cambrian Branch Library
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Learn to Code: Python Coding Class For Kids And...

  Jun 5 2019 - 4:00pm
  Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Branch Library
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CodeIt: Web Design Workshop

  Jun 5 2019 - 4:00pm
  Hillview Branch Library
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Introduction To Scratch With Codementary

  Jun 6 2019 - 1:30pm
  Pearl Avenue Branch Library

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Coding Camp at Joyce Ellington

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